in Of War and Men

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780226467429
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226470023 | DOI:

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This chapter examines the re-entry of American soldiers into society and into the workforce. It describes commercial and job advertisements aimed at the veterans and suggests that these advertisements glorified the fighting man but obscured what being in combat actually meant. This chapter also analyzes the adjustments made by the veterans and how their approach to parenting put them at odds not only with their children but also with their wives.

Keywords: American soldiers; veterans; workforce; society; advertisements; adjustments; parenting

Chapter.  7940 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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